About Southampton Dry Stack Limited

Bill Knight has many years experience in the Marina Business running high profile Marinas in the Solent area. His belief has always been that boating should be painless for people who want to enjoy their leisure time. He Prides himself with offering the highest possible customer service and therefore customers who use the Southampton Dry Stack facility will not be disappointed. Dry Stacking of boats has been very popular in the USA for many years and customers have seen the many benefits of using this system instead of the standard wet Marina berth. Southampton Dry Stack is the largest facility in the UK to offer both an undercover and open Dry Stack option.

Meet the Team

Bill Knight – Director: Having obtained his yacht-master power and sail qualifications after university, he spent many years working in the Caribbean and France instructing. On his return to the UK he joined a large marina operator and ran  'Ocean Village', (marina and commercial estate) for them. After a trip to Florida where ‘Dry Stacking’ your boat is the norm, it seemed the ideal venture to set up for the benefit of Solent boat owners. 

Joe Thomas– careers in the marine industry too many to list, which is a good thing as he is very knowledgeable about everything boatie!  As a proud Welshman he enjoys watching abit of rugby.  He was lucky enough to go round Britain in a rib in 2010 – but also loves a bit of sailing on the Pembrokeshire coast with his family.  Nothing seems to be too much trouble for Joe and yes is normally the answer – what’s the question?  

Stuart Jones - Stuart grew up on and around boats spending most weekend and school holidays sailing on the family boat. He spent his late teens working as delivery crew for various skippers traveling around Europe and the Caribbean even sailing across the Atlantic with only a few hiccups along the way!! He has spent the last 12 years working as a Personal Trainer in a local gym where he met Bill (I know - Bill in the Gym!). Stuart spends the summer weekends windsurfing and road biking and the wet winter months as muddy as possible in the forest cross country running. 

Rob Mills: - Joins us from Bembridge Harbour where he worked for 5 years as the berthing master. Rob has always had a passion for boats and has previously worked as a skipper on a 90ft sailing training yacht.  He is a keen biker, loves F1 and Southampton Football Club.   

How Dry Stack Works

Simply phone us an hour before you would like to use your boat and we will have it waiting on the pontoons upon arrival. If you simply to decide to use the boat on the spur of the moment, all you need to do is inform the team as you arrive and your boat will be launched as soon as possible – usually within 15 minutes. In the meantime you can enjoy the customer waiting area for refreshments and buying those last minutes things you may have forgotten.

Additional Services

  • Boat Valeting
  • Engine Servicing
  • Tube repairs
  • Storage Sheds
  • Brokerage
  • Engine flushing
  • Winter Storage packages
  • Summer seasonal packages
  • On site RYA training school - www.tecrec.co.uk
  • Trailer Storage
  • Boat repairs
  • Trailer rental